June 2018

  • 06/29/2018 Welcome, Miss Means!


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    Hello Annunciation community!

    My name is Molly Means and I am joining the Annunciation Family as a Middle School Mathematics Teacher for this upcoming school year. I am incredibly excited to begin this journey at a school that feels so much like home. As a South Minneapolis resident my whole life and graduate of Our Lady of Peace Catholic School and DeLaSalle High School, I have always known the wonderful community that is Annunciation. I love being able to go back to my roots and give back to the South Minneapolis community that gave me so much over my lifetime.

    I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this past May and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I also, just returned to the Twin Cities after spending the past five months completing my student teaching experience in Houston, Texas. I have gained a vast array of knowledge through my experiences that I cannot wait to share with Annunciation. In my classroom, we will emphasize the characteristics of inclusivity, respect, and faith.

    When I’m not in the classroom, I like to spend quality time with my family and friends, read in my hammock and spend as much time outdoors as possible. I’m a true Minnesotan when it comes to summer time, constantly longing for being out on the lake in a boat, cheering on our Minnesota Twins and patiently awaiting the State Fair.

    I am so grateful to join this wonderful and faith-filled community. While I love the summer, this fall cannot come soon enough! I look forward to meeting all of the staff, students, parents and the rest of the Annunciation community over the next few months.

    Can’t wait for the fall!
    Miss Molly Means

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  • 06/29/2018 Welcome, Ms. Saluri!


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    ¡Hola! Soy Carter Saluri, and I will be joining the Annunciation community as the new Spanish teacher this fall. I am extremely excited to share my experiences, knowledge, and passion for teaching with my students and the rest of the Annunciation community! 

    This will be my first year teaching, and I am eager to get into the classroom. I recently completed my Clinical Practice at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School in Saint Paul, and I am blessed to now be a part of another strong, faith-centered community. I attended the University of Saint Thomas, where I studied World Language Education and Spanish, and I also had the opportunity to study in Madrid, Spain. My time is Spain allowed me to immerse myself in Spanish culture, and helped me to develop a global worldview. 

    I am most looking forward to getting to know all of my students, their goals, their strengths, and what makes each of them unique. As a teacher, I hope to encourage all of my students to embrace their individuality, and use it to empower their learning. 

    I am looking forward to getting to know all of the members of the Annunciation community! 

    Ms. Carter Saluri

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  • 06/29/2018 Welcome, Mrs. Rogers!


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    Dear families of Annunciation School, 

    Hello! My name is Alisa Rose Rogers and I am excited to join your community as the Middle School Religion teacher! I come to you most recently from Saint Mark's School in St. Paul, where I was the music specialist for five years. During that time I also completed my Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. 

    Prior to teaching, I graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School as an IB certificate candidate, and then went on to receive my Bachelor of Music from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. 

    When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy eating and cooking delicious food, traveling with my husband, crafting, and reading. My husband, Christian, and I welcomed our first child, Leo Casimir, in February of this year, and are loving being parents to him and our four fur-babies! 

    I am excited to get to know all of you, and to help your students see themselves as the beloved children of a God who loves us so very much, and who calls us to love our neighbors. 

    Mrs. Alisa Rogers

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  • 06/26/2018 Thanks to our friends at the Hennepin County Library!


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    Thanks to our friends at the Hennepin County Library - Washburn Branch!  

    Over the years they have teamed with us in supporting and encouraging participation in Annunciation's Battle of the Books.  Check out the current display!


    Check out our Battle of the Books web page.  This page includes a timeline with important dates, teams, and book titles for each grade level.

    Thanks, Washburn Library Staff!

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  • 06/23/2018 Thank You for Your Support for the “Let God Set Free” Retreat!


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    Clearly God’s healing love was at work during the “Let God Set Free” Retreat that took place June 8th and 9th at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul.

    Our participants were very moved by all the signs of support they received during the Friday evening prayer. Each participant received between 30 and 40 letters of prayer and support, and many of these letters came from you, our Annunciation parishioners. While they were engaged in prayer, there was a simultaneous prayer of the Rosary that was taking place here at Annunciation for the graces of their retreat. Those gathered in prayer sent to us on the retreat a picture of themselves that we were able to show and explain to our retreatants.

    Thanks to you and to many others who contributed their prayer support in various forms, they were wonderfully overwhelmed with the support they received from so many people; people who don’t even know them but, nevertheless, who really care. Thank you!

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  • 06/22/2018 A Thank You that’s Ten Years Long!


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    As my ten years at Annunciation come to completion, I just want to say that I leave with a heart very full of gratitude for all that it has meant for me that we’ve shared in our Faith journey together over these years. 

    Thanks to all who came to the big parish celebration for all our volunteers and for Margaret Warnemunde, Donna Ohme and me on June 3rd. To see you and to receive your well-wishing was an overwhelming joy for me. I will savor your messages in your cards and notes for a long time to come.

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  • 06/16/2018 Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29, 2018


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    Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29, 2018

    Catholics in the United States are encouraged to pray and act in support of religious liberty during the Serving Others in God's Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018, which begins on June 22nd, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, and ends on June 29th, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. 

    Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, the chairman of the USCCB's Committee for Religious Liberty says: "Religious freedom allows the space for people of faith to serve others in God's love in ministries like education, adoption and foster care, health care, and migration and refugee services. We encourage people of faith to reflect on the importance of religious freedom so that we might have the space to carry out our mission of service and mercy, and we invite everyone to pray for our brothers and sisters who face intense persecution in other parts of the world."

    Resources for Religious Freedom Week and other religious liberty resources can be found at www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek and www.usccb.org/freedom.  

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  • 06/15/2018 We’re Hiring: School Receptionist


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    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school, serving students from preschool through 8th grade. As a Catholic International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, our vision is to “foster each child’s potential to create a better world through faith, virtue, knowledge, and service to others”.

    Annunciation has a strong sense of community and seeks to create a welcoming environment that supports the growth and development of each person in our community. We are seeking a qualified, passionate person for the School Receptionist position.   The School Receptionist is the first face of Annunciation School and represents our school to all students, staff, families and visitors.  As such, the Receptionist must maintain a positive and helpful attitude, extending hospitality to visitors, parents and students.  The School Receptionist must also facilitate communication among teachers, staff and parents; maintain the operation of office equipment and take student attendance each day.

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  • 06/11/2018 Respect Life Plant Sale - Thank you!


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    Respect Life Plant Sale: The Respect Life Ministry wants to thank everyone who bought plants at the plant sale. Thank you to everyone who worked at the sale and made it a big success. We raised $1,200  for our our two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's, who support mothers and their babies. We are grateful for your support for "life."

    Questions or comments about the plants or the sale? Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360, Lorna Taketa at 612-823-0279, or Terri Bettin at cookiebiscuit83@msn.com

    Respect Life: For the times we are afraid to welcome life: May God strengthen us and renew our trust in him. We pray to the Lord.

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  • 06/08/2018 We’re Excited to Announce We Are Now an Official IB World School!


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    This week we received notification of our official authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School.  Annunciation Catholic School is proud to announce its place in this elite group of schools worldwide. Being an IB World School supports us in achieving our vision to “foster each child’s potential to create a better world through faith, virtue, knowledge, and service to others.

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  • 06/08/2018 Staffing Changes at Annunciation


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    Parishioners of Annunciation,

    I am excited to share with you some recent developments happening within our parish. This Spring, due to the retirements of Sr. Sue and Donna Ohme, the parish staff took the opportunity to rethink our overall structure.  To do this, we enlisted the help of a consultant who has a lot of experience working with Catholic parishes, and we underwent an organizational assessment.  As part of this assessment, each staff member had the opportunity to explore their gifts and talents and reflect on which parts of their jobs helped them to thrive. The consultant then made recommendations about some changes that could help our staff best use their gifts and talents, enable them to serve our parishioners better, and help us all accomplish our common mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ and building up the Kingdom of God here in South Minneapolis.  After much prayer and consultation, the following are changes we have made in response to those recommendations.

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  • 06/02/2018 Bulletin Communication Survey


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    Please complete the Bulletin Communication Survey to help us better understand what kind of information you'd like to receive from us and how you'd prefer to receive it. Thank you!

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